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Motorhome hire in Scotland – Mull of Kintyre

Posted on: October 28, 2015
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‘Mull of Kintyre, oh mist rolling in from the sea, my desire is always to be here, oh Mull of Kintyre.’ So sang Paul McCartney in his famous love song to his favourite country escape on the west coast of Scotland. Just over four hours from Edinburgh in a motorhome hire in Scotland, the Mull of Kintyre boasts rural charm and hospitality, along with gorgeous scenery and stunning historic castles and chapels.

When you choose a motorhome hire in Scotland, you can explore this lovely part of the country in style and luxury. And just like Paul, and his wife, Linda McCartney, you will find it a sanctuary from the stress and pressures of life. Visit Campbeltown, home of three distilleries and several historic churches. The Campbeltown Heritage Centre, as well as the Museum and Library, educate visitors about the rich history, including its Victorian heyday as a thriving shipbuilding and fishing town. Kintyre is Linda McCartney’s final resting place, and as she loved the area so much, residents established Linda’s Garden, featuring a bronze sculpture of her, as a haven for quiet contemplation. With a wide variety of welcoming lodging and shops, Campbeltown makes a fine base for exploring Kintyre in a motorhome hire Scotland.

The next town to visit in your motorhome hire in Scotland tour of Kintyre is Lochgilphead, with a range of facilities, restaurants and pubs. South of Lochgilphead lies the small port of Ardrishaig, the southeastern tip of the Crinan Canal, built in 1801 so vessels could avoid the long trip around the Mull of Kintyre. Nearby is the peninsula leading to the lovely harbour village of Tayvallich. A single-track road down Loch Sween leads to Inverlussa Church, Castle Sween and Kilmory Knap Chapel- easy to reach in a motorhome hire in Scotland.

There are many excellent holiday parks and campsites on the Kintyre peninsula to stay in your motorhome hire in Scotland, whether you fancy a beachside pitch overlooking the islands or a tree lined site nestled in a picturesque glen.

The Mull of Kintyre is sure to capture your heart as much as it did Sir Paul’s…

‘Sweep through the heather like deer in the glen

Carry me back to the days I knew then.

Nights when we sang like a heavenly choir

Of the life and the time of the mull of Kintyre.’

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